DAVID ELLEFSON Is No Longer Member Of MEGADETH Following Recent Sex Scandal

David Ellefson
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Following recent accusations, MEGADETH has kicked bassist David Ellefson from the group.

Statement from the band can be read below.

Ellefson has previously issued a statement, writing:

Ellefson said in his own statement: “Dear fans and friends,

“As you may or may not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have emerged online, disseminated with bad intentions by a third party who was not authorized to have or share them. While it is certainly embarrassing, I want to approach it as openly and honestly as possible.

“As much as it is not something I am proud of, these private and adult interactions were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict the maximum damage to my reputation, my career and my family ”.

“The other party involved made a statement that you can see below. I thank you for doing this and I hope this clarifies that the situation was not as presented.

“Humbly yours,

David Ellefson.”